Saturday, August 2, 2008

SKETCHES! AWESOME!

So I haven't posted new sketches in about 2 - 3 weeks... that's not good. Especially since I spent about 20 minutes scanning in around 15 or so of my favorite ones to post over the weekend, and the fact I had to edit them and everything before posting them.

Today I'm going to post a few of my favorites over the time frame. Tomorrow look for more.

CRITIC here was done in response to a few things; a bunch of people online who just got under my skin a little bit, and my own personal view on... well, myself. As much as I consider this how I view and look at other people, it's also how I look at myself. In essence... I am my own worst critic.


This piece is called "Heaven & Hell (Spirituality 2)" and I plan on taking this one to a few new levels. I originally did this as a proposal to get work for Heaven & Hell (long story short, I was going to basically give them this sketch and beg to do work for them). Because something came up, I'm not going to get the chance. It works out because now I can do more with it. It may have had a commercial purpose, but it actually took on a life of it's own and has a really cool deep personal meaning for me.
Finally, we have a zombie. That's it. A Zombie. It was partially done out of boredom on the train and wanting to draw something, as well as me kinda conjuring up Merciless Death's album cover by Ed Repka. I may develop this into a shirt or something, I'm not sure yet.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

KICK-ASS! New Larry West Shoe Avaible, MORE ON THE WAY!!!!

OK, new sketches are coming soon! I haven't stopped or anything, I've just been way too busy to scan and post them.

That aside, I can now sell SNEAKERS!

Expect a LOT more tomorrow and over the weekend!

Right now, you can only get the "Punk Skull" shoe, but hell, it's perfect for back to school! Buy it so I don't need to start stalking you!!!!




AND COMING SOON:

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Military-Style Pin-Up: Nearly Final Pencils?



It has been a very, very, very long week. Normally, an illustration like this is done within a day or two, but this time it's been 4 days, going on 6. The pencils have taken 3 days longer than I thought because not only do I want this to be good, I want to get better at it! Instead of simply taking suggestions and doing them verbatim, I've instead actually sat down and studied just how and why their ideas work and why I was have a problem with them.

There isn't much left to improve; I might change the eyes a bit, refine the hands, and double-check the feet, but I'm pretty sure this is it. I think pushing for more and more changes is just going to hold this one back.

Also, I'm working on another in what may become a series. We'll see.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Military-Style Pin-Up: Sketches and Work-In-Progress

So I decided to pick-up doing my military-style sketches again, this time a pin-up. Those of you familiar with my work may recall my RULES pieces. I have a lot more photos from this shoot, but I decided to just go on the idea for now. As you can see, the sketch was fairly detailed for once and I really liked the idea and flow. I rarely post sketches at all until I do a finish, but I'm close to done. Next are a series of pics, from the initial pencils, possible problems, and the now final pencils. There should be another revision round tomorrow, and then, hopefully, a finish by Friday. I've been doing this since Sunday, so sorry for the lack of updates.





If your interested, it is for sale:

Friday, July 11, 2008

Lots of Fun Today!



Really productive day today! Really psyched and happy about that! I had a good lunch break and went a block from work and went to sketch Independence Hall. Also on the ride home I came up with an idea for a b-movie poster that I plan on developing soon.

Hail and kill!

Head Studies While Trying to Get Better


Still trying to get to the point where I can say I'm good again, and... well, this is a damn good step! Here's a few head studies I did after getting my heart broken by someone I really was interested in... then again, that's why I start drawing in the first place! HA!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

AH! It's a Skeleton of some Kind!

New sketch up!Meant to post it about a day or two ago, never got the chance.

I did this yesterday on the 9th and was thrilled with the results of a few minutes of work. I'm not sure what it is, exactly, but I liked the way it looked and it'll be interesting to see where it goes.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Larry's Field Survival Guide: The Way To Succeed and The Way to Suck Eggs

Kinda psyched about this:

I started looking at old sketchbooks I had in 2004, back when my my was first hospitalized and up to and around the time she died in 2005, and I was still in art school. It was nothing short of amazing to look back at this stuff and marvel at it! It was incredibly creative, a ton of fun, and it showed me coming into my own at 19 and 20 years of age. It irritating that I took a good year or two away from my art desk and only in the last 6 months really tried to get back at it.

Well, I decided to just start doing some older stuff I used to do and start doing it again. I'm doing more and more basic studies to get my older skills back into shape and I'm going to start doing more finishes in my sketch book. I plan on drawing something daily, but I'm not going to go nuts about it. If it looks like crap, so be it, but hey, I drew something and am getting better.

So here's my sketch from today. I laid it out last night, but wrapped it up today in about 2 hours today. Did some quickie colors for fun, too. I'm trying to start telling stories with my pieces instead of just doing straight pin-ups. This is the first page in my sketch book.

I can already see some 20-odd things wrong with this piece, but I plan on re-doing it by the end of the book to see how far I've come. It should be interesting!